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Howlet \Howl"et\, n. [Equiv. to owlet, influenced by howl: cf. F. hulotte, OHG. h?wela, hiuwela.] (Zo["o]l.) An owl; an owlet. [Written also houlet.]
--R. Browning.


n. An owl; an owlet.

Usage examples of "howlet".

Now, had this hungry howlet of a pilgrim been at that moment in any other but a musing mood of mind, he had to a certainty sold himself, soul and body, Celestial City and all, to that impudent slut.

When you are weary and sleepy and hungry as a howlet, and, Madam Bubble and her three daughters make a ring round you, what do you do?